About 12 years ago or so, I was consulting Peter Roth, an intuitive consultant, healer, and the founder and director of Heart River Center for Intuitive Healing, about how to improve my life. Peter, whom I’ve known for many years, gave me a good look and said: “You know, your spiritual bank account is empty.” I was flummoxed. “What do you mean?” I stammered. He proceeded to explain that our spiritual bank account keeps track of what we do for others for their benefit, without recompense. If you have a full account, you have something to draw on in times of trouble. “It’s about service,” he said. I replied, but my work benefits others all the time! He pointed out that it was work, I was getting paid – well, sort of. But I gave money to worthy causes! Not enough. Giving money is easy. I had not put myself into it – I had not given back to the community, contributed to society at large, been of service via charity. Thus, the empty account. This meant a lack of spiritual support from the Universe. Or some such thing.
I found this irritating. Here I was, working really hard 60 hours a week, taking care of my children, running a business, trying to make sure people learned how to take care of their health with good food and natural remedies, and this was not enough?